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Jan 9, 2010 6:30pm EST
>> glor: tonight the deep-freeze tightens its grip over the united states and a bitter cold is likely to go on for days. i am jeff glor, also tonight, after the attack on a cia in afghanistan, a rare revelation of the identities of murder erred asians. where america stands on food safety. how do we stack up against other countries and how do we prevent the most vulnerable americans from becoming dangerously ill? >> it got worse and worse, and it felt like killer pain. >> glor: and dashboard distractions, will the next generation of in car gadgets lure drivers into taking their eyes off the road? captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with jeff glor. >> glor: good evening, the new year has been a cold year for most americans and this weekend is no exception. a deep-freeze is forecast to engulf virtually all of the continental united states overnight. the south is particularly ill prepared for such bone chilling weather. mark strassmann is in atlanta tonight. mark, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, jeff. it was 12 degrees outside here first thing thi
Jan 2, 2010 6:30pm EST
executed by the united states but with very heavy support by the yemeni government. it was cruise missile strikes, in combination with military units on the ground, but it was a very disik signal from the obama administration that they are serious in assisting yemen remove these al qaeda facilities from its soil. >> reporter: the target, al qaeda of the arabian peninsula, an affiliate of osama bin laden's group with a popular following in yemen. the yemeni offshoot claimed responsibility for the attempted airliner bombing on christmas day, but american counter-terrorist teams have been track al qaeda in yemen since the uss "cole" bombing in 2000 and the u.s. military, include the army special forces, has been training yemeni counter-terrorist forces since 1990. the top american commander general david petraeus was reported to have visited yemen's capital. he said the u.s. is about to double the $70 million in aid. i didn't mean me local media report the three strikes on december 17 killed al qaeda targets, including one former guantanamo detainee. more strikes on christmas eve targeted am
Jan 30, 2010 6:30pm EST
very well in the 20 century when the united states had an economy based on building things and moving things around. the economy has changed. >> reporter: and then there's the politics of education-- tenure and unions sometimes protecting even bad teachers. and with limited funds, there's always a budget battle. for example, more money for a successful charter school means less for public schools. >> too often people think everybody in education is just all about the kids. but it's an industry like any other where you have a variety of interests. >> reporter: the end result: only 70% of kids in this country graduate on time. in the district of columbia, it's more like half. and it's not because the school system doesn't have any money. >> we spend more money per child than almost any other jurisdiction in this country. and yet, our outcomes are at the absolute bottom. >> reporter: but rhee thinks she may have one solution for reforming education-- treat it like any other business. make educators accountable for their successes and failures. if you don't succeedaise principal or teache
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